Month End Tales


I promised myself to continue blogging, Okay, that is not totally true. There are a couple of witnesses to testify to this. One of them is Loyd Lutara.

At the beginning of this month, I thought I could visit Mavuno Church. Unfortunately, I failed. I may have failed at many other things this month but this blog is not about regrets. I am thankful that I am still alive, strong and healthy. I made it. The beginning of new month is always a wonderful time for me. More so, this November is extra special.

On 1st November, my lover sister Denise will be graduating from Uganda Christian University. We can not heap enough warmth on her. She is special! 

Previously, I used to do monthly recaps of headline stories of the month. Not anymore. I believe that if a story gets to the headline of any daily, it will eventually reach your ears. In October, I discovered a wonderful blogger: http://kanyindo.blogspot.com/ She is an amazing writer.

I am afraid of bodabodas. I am terrified of bodabodas with very loud music and lots of bling aka pimped bodas – these are usually ridden by men high on whatever intoxicating substance that is available on the market. Word of caution: Avoid these! My fears go to a new level when I am in situation where I have to sit with another passenger on the bike. Let me tell you; there is nothing more uncomfortable than that. It gets worse if the other passenger is a fellow man.

 

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This is not correct! There should be a law forbidding this.

As the new month begins, decide to be happy and all will be well with you. Forgive yourself and forgive others. Be thankful for all that you have. It is a privilege.

Have an awesome month of November.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve“. –Napoleon Hill

PS: Remember 9th November 2013. It is going to be L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y!

 

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The World Will Remember You


For weeks now, I have been thinking and planning how this blog should flow. Lots of ideas have come into my head, in the taxi to work, on the bodaboda cruising to a meeting in town.
It has been there always. Now that I am writing, I am at loss for words.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Esther Kalenzi. We fondly call her E-star because truly she is a star. This beautiful lady needs no introduction. Just check out: http://www.40daysover40smiles.org/ You will be amazed I tell you!

With the wonderful #Team4040, I have not made friends. You guys are family. It is official.

I can only conclude with 2 words to E-star and her selfless and tireless team: THANK YOU!

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” Maya AngelouImage

 

Be the change that you want to see in the world.”

 

 

Coming Back to the Start


We have come to the end of the month. Every time, I start to blog, I wonder whether I should start with a title or it should come after. So far, this has not got a title yet. By the time, you read this, it will have one. Anyway, enough about titles. On to serious stuff now: Let us take a look at what happened in September.

 On top of the list is the terror attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The Al-Shaabab claimed responsibility. They chose a Saturday to unleash their deadly havoc on hapless and innocent shoppers at the mall. The results are still felt to date. A lot of lives were lost and many people were seriously injured. But Kenya rose above it all.

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However, more than a week later, a lot of people are still missing and the Kenyan government has not yet provided the answers that we seek.  I continue to pray for the peaceful rest of the souls of the departed ones. To the injured, I wish you a speedy recovery. May the good Lord find you.

Back home in Uganda, the registration of bodabodas has only become a news byte. The authorities and the riders are yet to agree on terms and conditions. Till then, we are watching and waiting.

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This next paragraph is dedicated to my amazingly wonderful friend SavvyKenya. I love you more than I can express on these pages. I promised to continue blogging. I will keep my fingers on the keyboard.

To my brother, Lloyd, this is blog #1, start counting….

The teachers went on strike demanding for a payrise that had been promised to them. This affected the beginning of the 3rd term. The strike was countrywide. Even though, the government and the teachers seem to have reached an understanding, it is still not clear what the teachers will do next.

The rains are here. This means that most of our roads will disappear as is the norm.

In October, there are few things that I have to accomplish and I hope to do so:

  1. 1.      Mavuno Church

I promised Lloyd and Brenda that I would pay a visit to  Mavuno Church. I have only been up to the doorstep of the church. This month, I am stepping in.

  1. 2.       Kigali

I have not seen my folks in Kigali in a very long time. Very soon, I will be with you guys.  The ticket is bought and the bag is packed. Here, I come…

  1. 3.       Kisaasi

After staying in Ntinda for the last 7 years, it looks like Kisaasi will soon be my new home. We are still working on  a few finishing touches.

  1. 4.      Better

Every month, I promise to be better professionally, morally, spiritually and financially. However, I do this behind closed and whisper it to God. This time, I am making a public announcement.

I think this should have been on top of the October to-do list.

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.Theodore Roosevelt

  1. 5.       Project Fame VI

Tusker, the sponsors of Project Fame 1 to 5, are at it again. This year, they have promised a bigger and better season. Sit still and watch.

I should be paid for this ad…

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